Key to promoting superior gas dispersion and mass transfer, as well as yielding more than conventional mixing arrangements, Chemineers MW4 and BT6 impellers are set to go into full operation at Lucite Internationals soon-to-be opened Alpha 1 plant in Singapore.
The first in a series of new technology Alpha-based production facilities being built by Lucite International, the methyl methacrylate (MMA) producing plant on Jurong Island will see Chemineers specially developed impellers provide optimum gas-liquid operation for a Reactor Agitator.
Chemineer designed Maxflow and BT6 impellers, which were independently tested at 2ft and 6ft scale. Prior to manufacturing at the companys specialist agitator and mixing factory in Derby, England, Chemineer also provided 3D models of impellers, which were imported into CFD software to validate experimental work.
Chemineers design for the Alpha 1 Project was carefully developed and detailed using state-of- the- art 3D CAD software integrated with FEA (finite element analysis). The 3D CAD then exported various component files to CAD/CAM in order to aid in the fabrication process.
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